Oh the comfort--
the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person--
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all right out,
just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping,
and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

"Friendship" by M. M. Craik

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, here is a Thanksgiving Prayer from Florence's journal.  There was no date on this clipping.  It's a simple prayer, but rich in meaning.  I love the idea of praying for weakness and poverty, if it means strengthening our positive moral ground.

Heavenly Father: Do Thou help us to be forgetful of our selves and thoughtful of others.

--To be weak in carrying grudges and strong in bearing burdens.

--to be humble as we walk with Thee.

--and proud that we can serve Thee through devotion to thy Law of Justice, Kindness and Mercy.

--to be poor in Hatred, Envy and Prejudice.

--and Rich in Love, Friendship and Service.  Amen

                                                             ~Rabbi Harry Jolt

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